The Power of One (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Sport

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An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.




  • Armin Mueller-Stahl and Guy Witcher in The Power of One (1992)
  • Stephen Dorff in The Power of One (1992)
  • Alois Moyo in The Power of One (1992)
  • Faith Edwards and Alois Moyo in The Power of One (1992)
  • Stephen Dorff and Alois Moyo in The Power of One (1992)
  • Stephen Dorff and Alois Moyo in The Power of One (1992)

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14 June 2004 | johnloomis201
Powerful but informative
Having read both the book and watched the film, this is a great film.

Although lacking a lot of the depth and detail the book had it still captures the essence that Bryce Courtenay used in the book.

I myself grew up in South Africa during Apartheid and it was indeed a tragedy, this book captures what I saw during my time to the letter. The governing powers feared the tribes and from this grew hate,from hate anger.

I read the book whilst still in South Africa as a teenager and it left me with a tear more than once. The Film has been skillfully crafted as well as any adaptation can be done and still leaves me with a lump every time that pinnacle line is uttered: 'Little beat Big, If little is smart. First with the head, then with the Heart'

A shame that Robert Kamen didn't put the same emphasis that came from the book.

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Release Date:

27 March 1992



Country of Origin

Australia, France, USA

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$684,358 29 March 1992

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